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Stuck in the Workforce World Issue Date: 08-22-2004

Cool Spots imageThree globally conscious kids want to take you on a tour of work around the world at 3PLUS-U at www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/
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. Toshi, Kaia and Isabelle will show you how the global economy affects individuals in good and bad ways. Go with Toshi to explore examples of work in cities, industrial areas and farms. Flip through Kaia's books to read stories about kids who sew in sweatshops instead of attending school so that their families can escape poverty. There are also stories of kids who help others break free from forced labor.

Visit: www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/3PLUSU
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Chi-Town Issue Date: 08-01-2004

Cool Spots imageHold onto your hat as you get to know My Chicago at www.chicagohistory.org/
mychicago
. Revisit the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and see if you can identify everyday objects that melted together. You'll find jigsaw puzzles of amazing creations displayed when Chicago hosted two World's Fairs. The stars on the Chicago flag represent important historical events. After you learn about the meaning of the stars and stripes, you can design your own flag. Be sure to create a scrapbook so that you'll always remember your trip to the windy city.

Visit: www.chicagohistory.org/mychicago
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A Courageous Team Issue Date: 07-11-2004

Cool Spots imageDiscover if candidates in the Oakland, Calif., firefighter class can pass physical training and a Test of Courage at www.pbs.org/itvs/testofcourage. The department began with a few volunteers and a horse and buggy. Firefighters' lives are not easy as they face long hours and continual training. Read Frank Tijiboy's diary and discover why, as a new recruit, he knows that the rewards outweigh the difficulties. Then take the online test to see if you could be a firefighter.

Visit: www.pbs.org/itvs/testofcourage
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Nuggets of Knowledge Issue Date: 07-04-2004

Cool Spots imageCollect a few Nuggets of Knowledge for Your Noggin at http://diduknow.info. This Web site presents exhibits from museums in Liverpool, England. With lots to explore, learn what the museums treasure most, including a helmet made from a porcupine and the smallest ship in a bottle. Conkers Collect-ables is home to old and odd things with everyday uses. For added fun, follow the change of the seasons and make your own sundial. Also sign up for the 100-meter race in the Fish Olympics.

Visit: http://diduknow.info
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Africans in America Issue Date: 06-20-2004

Cool Spots imageFollow the history of Africans in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the Civil War, at www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html. Slavery existed in Africa before Americans arrived, but slavery in America was more oppressive than in Africa. Learn about this difference in The Terrible Transformation. The American Revolution changed the way slaves and other Americans worked together. People challenged slavery for decades. The end of the Civil War was the biggest step toward equality for all.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
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